In order to create your very own cheap home gym, you really don’t need a whole lot of equipment. You can get a variety of workouts with a weight bench, resistance bands and a jump rope!
A great way to save money is to buy used gym equipment, but you CAN buy cheap home gym equipment that is brand new. If you’re a beginner and you’re on a budget, just realize that you don’t need “top-of-the-line” equipment to get the greatest workout.
With that said, here’s a great list of items to get started on your cheap home gym:
A Weight Bench.
Perfect for the strength training moves your body needs. I bought mine at Sports Authority but you can probably find them cheaper on Amazon. I purchased the Gold’s Gym brand and then I also purchased a set of 300lb weight plates that same day and I asked them for a discount and they gave me one. I don’t recall exactly what I paid, but I got a great deal and was happy that I didn’t have to pay retail.
Resistance bands are wonderful if you don’t want to spend the money on several sets of dumbbells. You can find these cheap on Amazon as well. I would be careful and not to get super cheap bands. When they snap on you, it hurts bad!
In addition to running, jogging or swimming for cardio activity, adding a jump rope to your cheap home gym will offer you more ways to do cardio.
Once you become more advanced and have more money to spend on a home gym, you can add to the items that you already have and replace any items that you’d like to upgrade.
A good quality home gym setup doesn’t need to cost a fortune. If you keep it simple and start with simple equipment that lets you do a variety of workouts you’ll save hundreds if not thousands of dollars.